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College of Design Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to University-wide academic scholarships, there are also a wide range of scholarship opportunities available specifically for students in the College of Design. Below you will find a list of these opportunities, categorized by school/purpose. For scholarship amounts, individual eligibility and application requirements, contact the Honors and Awards Committee.

Learn more about our current scholarship campaign below.


Architecture Scholarships

20th Anniversary College of Architecture Scholarship
Undergraduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Merit-based
For students who have demonstrated potential for academic success.

A4LE Architecture Studio Awards
Undergraduate | Upper Division | Competition | Merit-based
For third-year architecture studio students who demonstrate excellence in design focused on learning environments.

AIA East Kentucky Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Second Year and Above | Tuition | Merit-based
For students who 1) are enrolled in the College; 2) demonstrate potential for academic and professional success; and 3) are from Kentucky.

AIA Kentucky Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Merit-based
For students who demonstrate potential for academic and professional success.

Architecture Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
For students who exhibit likelihood of success as architects as reflected by their academic or professional performance, and who demonstrate financial need.

Archvision Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Merit-based
For students who excel in the use of computer assisted design and technology.

Catherine L. Smith Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper Division | Travel | Need and Merit-based | 3.0 GPA
Consideration shall be given to female students underrepresented in the architecture profession.

Donald W. Webb Scholarship in Architecture
Undergraduate | Lower or Upper Division | Tuition or Travel | Merit-based
Preference given to architecture students from Eastern KY or, if none are eligible, then to any other deserving student. Can be used for any school related expense.

Douglas Abbott Memorial Scholarship in Architecture
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need or Merit-based
For architecture students who demonstrate academic merit and/or financial need.

EFCO Corporation Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
For students who exhibit likelihood of success as architects as reflected by their academic or professional performance.

G. Anthony Johnston Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Merit-based
For students who have demonstrated potential for academic success.

Gregory Paul Schrodt Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Travel | Need or Merit-based
For students who demonstrate potential for academic excellence and financial need.

Harry B. Sipple, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
For students with demonstrated financial need who exemplify professionalism and enthusiasm for architecture as reflected by their academic and/or professional performance.

Janet Pike Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need or Merit-based
For undergraduate or graduate Architecture students.

John Preston White III Memorial Traveling Fellowship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Travel | Need and Merit-based
For full-time students with demonstrated potential for academic success and financial need. Must submit a written proposal to the committee outlining how scholarship funds would be used.

K. Norman Berry Scholarship in Architecture
Graduate | Tuition | Need and Merit-based | 3.0 GPA
For students with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability through adaptive reuse projects, displaying a high propensity and knowledge of the subject.

Ken Greene Architecture Scholarship
Undergraduate | Second Year and Above | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
Recipient must be a resident of the state of Kentucky; in their second year or later; have demonstrated propensity for excellence in architecture; and have financial need.

L. Wayne Tune Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
For students with demonstrated financial need who exemplify professionalism and enthusiasm for architecture as reflected by their academic and/or professional performance.

Larry L. McMahan Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need or Merit-based
For undergraduate or graduate architecture students.

Luckett & Farley Excellence in Design Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Second Year and Above | Tuition | Merit-based
For students who have completed at least their freshman year in the College; have demonstrated excellence in design; and are residents of Kentucky.

Norman Chrisman Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
For students with demonstrated financial need who exemplify professionalism and enthusiasm for architecture as reflected by their academic and/or professional performance.

Omni Architects Travel Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Second Year and Above | Travel | Need and Merit-based
For students in their second year or later in the College’s School of Architecture who intend to travel within the US or internationally during the academic year to enhance their architectural studies.

Professor Clyde R. Carpenter and Jere W. Planck Scholarship in Design
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need or Merit-based
For students in the School of Architecture. Scholarship may be renewable for four years.

Randall and Peggy Vaughn Architecture Scholarship
Undergraduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need-based
Preference to students whose socioeconomic, ethnic, racial, geographic or other background would enhance the diversity of the College and field of architecture. However, every student shall have an opportunity to compete for this scholarship.

Richard N. Monohan, Jr. Endowed Research Fellowship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Travel | Need and Merit-based
Research fellowship for education abroad; for students with financial need who demonstrate potential for academic excellence.

RossTarrant Architects Scholarship for Sustainable Design
Graduate | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
Awarded as one $2,500 scholarship; for students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need; student must demonstrate interest and excellence in the area of sustainable design.

School of Architecture Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need or Merit-based
General scholarship for architecture students.

Scott Veazy Architectural Leader Scholarship
Graduate | Tuition | Need and Merit-based | 3.0 GPA
For students who have been enrolled in the Intern Development Program for at least two semesters and have a demonstrated commitment to leadership in the future practice of architecture through participation in organizations, initiation of actions, or other activities showing initiative that endorse the pursuit of an architectural license.

Stephen Deger Scholarship
Undergraduate | Only First Year Students | Tuition | Need or Merit-based
For first-year students in the School of Architecture.

Susan Gallagher Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Travel | Need or Merit-based
For travel-related expenses.

Tom & Elizabeth Fielder Scholarship in Architecture
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need and Merit-based | 3.0 GPA
For architecture students who have demonstrated excellence in the field of photography and digital media.

Tom Martin Scholarship in Architecture
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper Division | Tuition | Need-based | 3.0 GPA
For upper-division or graduate architecture students with demonstrated financial need.

Vito Anthony Girone Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Merit-based | 3.0 GPA
For students who demonstrate excellence in art, drawing, and/or visual representation as determined by performance in the drawing studio or a course similar in nature.

Interiors Scholarships

Ann Whiteside-Dickson Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper Division | Tuition or Travel | Need and Merit-based
For students with demonstrated professional promise and outstanding performance in the Interiors studio; demonstrated commitment to engaging in teamwork and collaboration in the studio environment; first preference to the student with greater demonstrated financial need.

Bobbie Jean and Richard Alloo Endowed Scholarship Fund  in Interior Design
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition or Travel | Need and Merit-based
For students who demonstrate potential for academic excellence in the study of interior design. Preference shall be given to students of sophomore status or higher and/or students aged 25 years or older returning to UK to pursue a degree in Interior Design.

Interior Design Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate | Upper Division | Tuition or Fees | Need and Merit-based
Awarded to an Interiors student entering their senior year in consideration of design excellence, creativity, originality, interest, enthusiasm, receptivity, productivity, and financial need.

Patcraft Scholarship
Undergraduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need-based
For students in the School of Interiors with demonstrated financial need.

RossTarrant Scholarship in Interior Design
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
For students in the School of Interiors with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

School of Interiors Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Any Purpose | Need or Merit-based
General scholarship for students in the School of Interiors.

Tandus-Centiva Interiors Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper Division | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
For upper-division interiors students with demonstrated interest in materials and commercial design.

Terry D. Rothgeb Endowed Award in Creativity in Interior Design
Undergraduate | Second or Third Year | Tuition or Stipend | Merit-based
For students with outstanding performance in an Interior Design studio; demonstrated professional promise and a commitment to the Interior Design profession; demonstrated community service specifically related to the Interior Design profession; demonstrated commitment to engaging in teamwork and collaboration with fellow students within the Design community; shall be given to a student in 2nd & 3rd year of study.

Terry D. Rothgeb Endowed Scholarship in Interior Design
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Merit-based
Preference to graduate students who demonstrate creativity and academic success.

Historic Preservation Scholarships

Ben Ardery Scholarship
Graduate | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
For graduate students majoring in HP who have demonstrated academic excellence and have unmet finanical need. Student must demonstrate articulate communication skills by providing a written essay on the topic of historic preservation.

Edith S. Bingham Graduate HP Fellowship
Graduate | Tuition or Research Support | Need-based
For graduate HP students with demonstrated financial need.

Historic Preservation Scholarship
Graduate | Any purpose | Need or Merit-based
General scholarship for graduate HP students.

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Fund in Historic Preservation
Graduate | Tuition, Travel or Research Support | Merit-based
Distributed to deserving graduate HP students who demonstrate potential for excellence in their studies.

General College of Design Scholarships

CoD Studio Materials Support
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Studio Supplies | Need or Merit-based
Must be awarded to aid student with the purchase of studio materials.

David Anthony Spaeth Travel Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Travel | Need and Merit-based
For students receiving core credit for studying abroad during the summer and traveling with an approved College Faculty Directed Program. Student must show demonstrated financial need and academic merit based on the student’s design portfolio.

EOP Design Scholarship
Graduate | Tuition | Need and Merit-based
For both Architecture and Interiors students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

Jim Pinholster Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate | Lower or Upper Division | Tuition | Merit-based
For students who are entering sophomore year and meet all academic scholarship criteria established by the College. Preference to students with hands-on experience in construction and design.

Leonard Wujcik Award for 3-Dimensional Design
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Competition | Merit-based
The award shall be presented to a student whose three-dimensional work from a studio or independent study best meets criteria as determined by an award committee. Each year the eligible object type shall be unique and defined by the award committee; the student work must be a functional free-standing, full-size independent structure that is true to scale.

Pence Hall 5 Scholarship in Design
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper or Lower Division | Tuition | Need or Merit-based
For students in the College of Design.

Travel Enhancement Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate | Upper Division | Travel | Merit-based | 3.2 GPA
Contact Student Services for specific criteria regarding “travel challenge” itineraries and post-travel follow-up requirements.


Scholarship Campaign Updates

The Gray Design Building project has been an accelerant not only for capital gifts, but also for scholarship giving. We at the College of Design are excited about the opportunities afforded by this new building and what it will mean for our students. Giving to their future is one of the most aspirational moves you can make. To learn more about opportunities for supporting design students, please contact Assistant Vice President for Philanthropy Don Witt.

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